Critical Confabulations

a theatre, film & pop culture review

Film: Middle of Nowhere

Ava DuVernay shows affinity for graceful humanity & a focus on social justice before Selma.

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August 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

TV: UnREAL

UnREAL is giddy, soapy satire of The Bachelor – with biting social critique.

June 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film: Girlhood

A French coming-of-age story smartly explores the empowerment of friendship in an otherwise limiting world.

June 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

TV: States of Undress

In States of Undress, Hailey Gates explores the social impact of global fashion.

June 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film: Echo Park

Echo Park tells a bittersweet love story starring Mamie Gummer & Anthony Okuongbowa in L.A.

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Theatre: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

British playwright Alice Birch takes cues from Caryl Churchill & Sarah Kane for this sharp, funny, feminist work.

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Theatre: Shuffle Along, or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

George C. Wolfe’s Shuffle Along vitally reimagines the 1921 black musical sensation, showcasing Broadway’s best talent.

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film: Advantageous

Advantageous offers intimate observations of womanhood in a genre so often synonymous with action-packed masculinity.

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Theatre: The Royale

Marco Ramirez’s The Royale, a rhythmic take on boxing and grace, thankfully ain’t no Rocky.

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment
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